Blue Macaw

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1731, BK-17496

German scientists discovered the ingredients of Chinese porcelain in the 18th century. Elector August the Strong was such a fan of this hard, translucent white material that he filled his Japanese Palace in Dresden with porcelain objects. In the 1730s, he had a series of large birds and animals…

Bowl, with a depiction of ‘A…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1760, bowl, BK-1959-10

Snuffbox with scenes of Saxon…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1750, BK-17457

Koffiekan met deksel, veelkleurig…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1731, BK-17421-A

Seven plates from the service of…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1772 - c. 1774, plate (dishes), BK-1964-5

Cockatoo

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1734, BK-17494

Theepot met deksel, veelkleurig…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1725 - c. 1730, BK-17420-A

Monkey with a snuffbox

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1730 - c. 1733, BK-17492

Lidded vase

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1727, vase, BK-17397

Coffee pot

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1784 - c. 1809, lid, BK-NM-13915